Intel iMac ram slot faulty?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ADangerfield, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. ADangerfield macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2010
    My iMac stopped working yesterday, it was in sleep mode, I moved the mouse and click.. Nothing. Did the usual checks of fuses and leads then reset (5 seconds with the power lead out) I then got the one second flashing light that signifies bad ram/no ram.

    I have two banks of 1g, I took the lower slot out (the lower one with the screen face down) it then worked, so I took the ram from the upper slot and placed it in the lower, again nothing but when I put it back in the upper slot this time there was nothing. Could the lower slot have damaged the ram? Has anyone else experienced this and is it fixable?

    Luckily I had an old 512 stick left over from an upgrade.. This is now in the upper slot and everything is working fine. This is the only ram I have left so I'm loathe to try the lower slot again to diagnose the fault.

    Any advice appreciated thanks.

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Yea, sounds like the slot it faulty. You can buy a 2GB stick and put it into the working slot and have the same amount as before

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